Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water and Soil Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for conducting research to analyze water and soil quality. The EPA uses this information to set standards and regulations to protect the environment and human health. The EPA has established several programs to monitor and assess water and soil quality, such as the National Water Quality Assessment Program and the National Soil Survey Center. These programs provide data that is used to develop policies and regulations to protect our waters and soils. The EPA also works with state and local governments, tribes, businesses, and individuals to promote stewardship of our water resources. Through these partnerships, the EPA strives to ensure that all Americans have clean water to drink, safe water to swim in, and healthy soils to grow our food.